State agencies that rarely work together do to prepare for EPA's power plant rule
Twenty years ago, the work of state air and utility regulators aligned about as often as Earth and the Comet Hale-Bopp. But the historical separation between state agencies has eroded in recent years as U.S. EPA has sought to regulate power-sector emissions under the auspices of the Clean Air Act.
Conservative Iowa farmers find a new cash crop -- renewable energy
FRYTOWN, Iowa -- Among the Amish and Mennonite families who have farmed this part of southeast Iowa for generations, Warren McKenna is an outsider, or an "English," as the German-speaking Amish call non-natives. Yet he is well-known as manager of the 650-member Farmers Electric Cooperative of Kalona, a job he has held since 1992.